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#1

#1 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, RI

Acceptance Rate

17%

Annual Degrees Awarded

34

SAT Score

1,340–1,520

Est. Net Price *

$39,800

Median Starting Salary

$62,207

#2

#2 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Wentworth Institute of Technology
Boston, MA

Acceptance Rate

92%

Annual Degrees Awarded

97

SAT Score

1,130–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$37,901

Median Starting Salary

$59,913

#3

#3 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Southern California Institute of Architecture
Los Angeles, CA

Acceptance Rate

60%

Annual Degrees Awarded

41

SAT Score

1,020–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$19,041

Median Starting Salary

$55,544

#4

#4 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Pratt Institute-Main
Brooklyn, NY

Acceptance Rate

50%

Annual Degrees Awarded

123

SAT Score

1,180–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$47,326

Median Starting Salary

$61,350

#5

#5 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Newschool of Architecture and Design
San Diego, CA

Acceptance Rate

45%

Annual Degrees Awarded

87

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$50,126

Median Starting Salary

$58,336

#6

#6 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

American College of the Building Arts
Charleston, SC

Acceptance Rate

77%

Annual Degrees Awarded

18

SAT Score

1,060–1,200

Est. Net Price *

$29,960

Median Starting Salary

$58,336

#7

#7 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

California College of the Arts
San Francisco, CA

Acceptance Rate

76%

Annual Degrees Awarded

17

SAT Score

940–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$47,862

Median Starting Salary

$58,382

#8

#8 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Woodbury University
Burbank, CA

Acceptance Rate

63%

Annual Degrees Awarded

66

SAT Score

940–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$32,182

Median Starting Salary

$56,162

#9

#9 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, GA

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

67

SAT Score

1,060–1,300

Est. Net Price *

$45,976

Median Starting Salary

$60,458

#10

#10 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston, MA

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

990–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$23,737

Median Starting Salary

$63,719

#11

#11 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

Acceptance Rate

11%

Annual Degrees Awarded

36

SAT Score

1,500–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$33,499

Median Starting Salary

$58,391

#12

#12 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL

Acceptance Rate

61%

Annual Degrees Awarded

76

SAT Score

1,250–1,420

Est. Net Price *

$28,702

Median Starting Salary

$51,120

#13

#13 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

66

SAT Score

1,160–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$22,077

Median Starting Salary

$56,858

#14

#14 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,090–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$18,950

Median Starting Salary

$58,647

#15

#15 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Art Center College of Design
Pasadena, CA

Acceptance Rate

71%

Annual Degrees Awarded

22

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$53,617

Median Starting Salary

$56,741

#16

#16 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

CUNY New York City College of Technology
Brooklyn, NY

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

14

SAT Score

850–1,030

Est. Net Price *

$6,406

Median Starting Salary

$58,336

#17

#17 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Acceptance Rate

7%

Annual Degrees Awarded

76

SAT Score

1,470–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$26,060

Median Starting Salary

$56,893

#18

#18 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Acceptance Rate

52%

Annual Degrees Awarded

119

SAT Score

1,280–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$43,651

Median Starting Salary

$60,366

#19

#19 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA

Acceptance Rate

57%

Annual Degrees Awarded

129

SAT Score

1,250–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$19,301

Median Starting Salary

$60,874

#20

#20 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Amherst, MA

Acceptance Rate

64%

Annual Degrees Awarded

93

SAT Score

1,280–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$22,291

Median Starting Salary

$59,465

#21

#21 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

70

SAT Score

1,450–1,550

Est. Net Price *

$36,808

Median Starting Salary

$52,422

#22

#22 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA

Acceptance Rate

30%

Annual Degrees Awarded

180

SAT Score

1,230–1,420

Est. Net Price *

$19,184

Median Starting Salary

$58,275

#23

#23 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury, NY

Acceptance Rate

76%

Annual Degrees Awarded

97

SAT Score

1,130–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$22,494

Median Starting Salary

$55,211

#24

#24 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL

Acceptance Rate

45%

Annual Degrees Awarded

78

SAT Score

1,330–1,510

Est. Net Price *

$14,544

Median Starting Salary

$56,415

#25

#25 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Seattle, WA

Acceptance Rate

48%

Annual Degrees Awarded

74

SAT Score

1,230–1,460

Est. Net Price *

$10,603

Median Starting Salary

$52,919

#26

#26 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Acceptance Rate

90%

Annual Degrees Awarded

78

SAT Score

1,090–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$15,310

Median Starting Salary

$60,378

#27

#27 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, NJ

Acceptance Rate

66%

Annual Degrees Awarded

68

SAT Score

1,200–1,460

Est. Net Price *

$17,762

Median Starting Salary

$51,474

#28

#28 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Washington University in St Louis
Saint Louis, MO

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

41

SAT Score

1,480–1,560

Est. Net Price *

$23,432

Median Starting Salary

$58,663

#29

#29 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

98

SAT Score

1,050–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$16,079

Median Starting Salary

$54,837

#30

#30 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Rice University
Houston, TX

Acceptance Rate

9%

Annual Degrees Awarded

20

SAT Score

1,500–1,580

Est. Net Price *

$19,902

Median Starting Salary

$54,620

#31

#31 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL

Acceptance Rate

19%

Annual Degrees Awarded

48

SAT Score

1,340–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$36,467

Median Starting Salary

$55,403

#32

#32 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Miami University-Oxford
Oxford, OH

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

53

SAT Score

1,230–1,380

Est. Net Price *

$23,031

Median Starting Salary

$60,505

#33

#33 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

61

SAT Score

1,110–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$17,075

Median Starting Salary

$55,692

#34

#34 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

61

SAT Score

1,030–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$23,935

Median Starting Salary

$60,516

#35

#35 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Tulane University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA

Acceptance Rate

11%

Annual Degrees Awarded

18

SAT Score

1,390–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$50,263

Median Starting Salary

$56,151

#36

#36 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Acceptance Rate

89%

Annual Degrees Awarded

47

SAT Score

1,150–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$28,110

Median Starting Salary

$55,837

#37

#37 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

University of Detroit Mercy
Detroit, MI

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

39

SAT Score

980–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$18,197

Median Starting Salary

$56,188

#38

#38 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

CUNY City College
New York, NY

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

60

SAT Score

1,060–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$5,181

Median Starting Salary

$52,641

#39

#39 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Acceptance Rate

7%

Annual Degrees Awarded

26

SAT Score

1,450–1,550

Est. Net Price *

$35,827

Median Starting Salary

$57,453

#40

#40 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL

Acceptance Rate

81%

Annual Degrees Awarded

46

SAT Score

1,030–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$9,711

Median Starting Salary

$54,358

#41

#41 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
Norman, OK

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

26

SAT Score

1,140–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$22,601

Median Starting Salary

$56,135

#42

#42 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
Stillwater, OK

Acceptance Rate

71%

Annual Degrees Awarded

41

SAT Score

1,040–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$16,718

Median Starting Salary

$56,220

#43

#43 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Acceptance Rate

89%

Annual Degrees Awarded

38

SAT Score

1,130–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$12,399

Median Starting Salary

$54,248

#44

#44 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Washington State University
Pullman, WA

Washington State University is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

50

SAT Score

1,030–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$17,911

Median Starting Salary

$56,669

#45

#45 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

The New School
New York, NY

Acceptance Rate

57%

Annual Degrees Awarded

34

SAT Score

1,170–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$55,480

Median Starting Salary

$56,322

#46

#46 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

University of Idaho
Moscow, ID

Acceptance Rate

74%

Annual Degrees Awarded

38

SAT Score

1,000–1,260

Est. Net Price *

$14,954

Median Starting Salary

$56,959

#47

#47 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

1,080–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$24,194

Median Starting Salary

$58,594

#48

#48 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Lawrence Technological University
Southfield, MI

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

38

SAT Score

1,040–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$32,641

Median Starting Salary

$57,125

#49

#49 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Pennsylvania College of Technology
Williamsport, PA

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

22

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$23,030

Median Starting Salary

$58,336

#50

#50 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

25

SAT Score

1,010–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$18,160

Median Starting Salary

$61,635

#51

#51 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

University of Hartford
West Hartford, CT

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,090–1,300

Est. Net Price *

$31,687

Median Starting Salary

$60,874

#52

#52 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

29

SAT Score

1,060–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$17,250

Median Starting Salary

$57,436

#53

#53 Best College for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology in the U.S.

SUNY College of Technology at Delhi
Delhi, NY

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

940–1,120

Est. Net Price *

$16,314

Median Starting Salary

$58,336

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About Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology

A program that focuses on the application of advanced technology to building design and construction, retrofitting existing buildings, and efficient operation of buildings, including lighting and daylight design, acoustics, solar design, building conservation, and energy-conscious design. Includes instruction in architecture, building technology, civil and structural engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental control systems, sustainability, and computer tools and applications.

Of the 2,840 Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology degrees granted each year at the Bachelors degree level, men make up 52% percent and women make up 48% percent of the area of study. Did you know that New York has more students graduating with a degree in Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology than any other state? In fact, New York awarded 536 degrees last year! The average starting salary for an undergraduate degree in Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology is $43,920.

Popularity of Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology Degrees in the U.S.
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Careers

The highest paying job for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology majors is Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary. But, another thing to consider is how many job openings there currently is. A career that is in high need that a degree in Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology can prepare you for is Architectural and Engineering Managers.

Top Paying Careers

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Most In-Demand Careers

These are the careers in highest demand for Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology majors.

Student Demographics

Total Students
2,840
Female Students
1,367 (48%)
Male Students
1,473 (51%)

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